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HARD TO HIT – ‘Better Than I’ve Been’ EP Review

HARD TO HIT – Better Than I’ve Been

Hard to HitSan Diego pop-punk outfit Hard To Hit, return with their new EP, Better Than I’ve Been, released on December 1st via Manic Kat Records.

The five tracker opens with Asking For A Friend where the band showcase the fact that they have been together since 2015 as it is packed tight with monster riffs, melodic vocals and hooks galore. Reminding me of Sum 41, NoFX and Blink 182 but with a grittier, harder edge, it’s good stuff!

Don’t Be The Penguin, continues the aural onslaught with machine gun drums, angry yet melody infused vocals and some excellent guitar work adding to the powerful package. The band exploit the formula further on Alone In My Principles with some stutter/stop/start sections merging flawlessly into a wider punk rock canvas.

The penultimate track of the five is Lunchbox Special where Hard To Hit go full on skate-punk full of melodic vocals, tight rhythm section and spiraling guitar licks. The closer, Straight On ‘Til Morning rounds off the package and ties it in a neat bow ready for an early holiday season treat! It is rumbles and rages throughout with some excellent drum work.

Check out Better Than I’ve Been EP by Hard To Hit here:




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